5th Meeting of the 196th Session (2016-2017)
Dr Hermione Cockburn
In the Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL
On Monday 27th February 2017, at 7pm
Edinburgh is home to Dynamic Earth - the UK's only science centre dedicated to telling the story of our planet and rightly so, given that it was here at the end of the 18th Century that James Hutton laid the foundation for modern geology. In this talk Hermione Cockburn will explain the significance of the Scottish landscape to our understanding of Earth and how it continues to inspire people to take an interest in the future of our planet.
Dr Hermione Cockburn is the Scientific Director at Dynamic Earth and has a range of experience in science communication as well as academic expertise in earth and environmental science. Her PhD is in geomorphology from the University of Edinburgh and she has researched landscapes in Australia, Africa and Antarctica. In 2002 she began presenting science radio and television programmes for the BBC. Highlights include Coast, Rough Science and Fossil Detectives. She taught Environmental Science for the Open University for ten years and is passionate about inspiring anyone who will listen with stories about the Earth.